New York – September 12, 2005 – BGC Partners, the worldwide brokerage firm operating in the global fixed income markets, announced today the launch of its first annual charity event.
Lee Amaitis, Chairman of BGC Partners, welcomed support from former New York Giants superstar Harry Carson, former New York Jets great, Boomer Esiason, and New York Yankees superstar Mariano Rivera at their New York offices today.
Mr. Carson, Mr. Esiason, and Mr. Rivera will man the phones at the inter-dealer broker which will donate all revenues to a number of charities including, CLIC Sargent, which supports children suffering from leukemia or cancer; charities chosen by clients – 20% of each client’s revenue will be donated to their nominated charity, and the Cantor Foundation, which will distribute to charities it supports including the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and the Euro Brokers Relief Fund.
Lee Amaitis, Chairman of BGC Partners said, “We are delighted that these New York sports legends are taking time out to support this event and we are also extremely grateful to our clients who have embraced the spirit of what we hope will be a great day in the pursuit of helping those in need.”
Shaun Lynn, President of BGC Partners, said, “We hope such amazing support will help encourage clients to trade with us today and we will also look to return this support by donating to a number of charities as selected by them.”
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About CLIC Sargent
CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children merged in January 2005 to become the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. CLIC Sargent wants to see a world where all children and young people with cancer live life to the full. CLIC Sargent is there for each family, caring every step of the way, providing individual support to children and young people with cancer or leukaemia and their families through its specialist care as well as funding both clinical and social research projects throughout the UK.
About the Cantor Foundation
The Cantor Foundation was created in 2003 to enable the Cantor Fitzgerald group of companies to raise money on behalf of charities in addition to its own Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.
About the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was established on September 14, 2001 as a result of the tragedy at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The goal of the fund is to provide direct assistance to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy with 100% of the money donated to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund being disbursed directly to the families and loved ones.
About the Euro Brokers Relief Fund
The Euro Brokers Relief Fund has been established as a charitable organization for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the families of (and others economically dependent on) Euro Brokers staff and employees who were killed
in the World Trade Center terrorist attack.